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It's Good to Be a British Prisoner

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The Sun reported in September that officials at London's Holloway Prison had recently staged a morale-boosting costume dance party for female inmates, even though Holloway houses Britain's worst female murderers. As a result, families of murder victims learned that the killers had a jolly good time dressed up as, for example, vampires and ghouls covered with fake blood.

Britain's Prison Service issued guidelines recently calling for guards to refer to their male charges by "Mr." and their surnames, to foster "decency" and "respect." Inmates should be treated, said one official, "like (we expect) our children to be treated."

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